November 3, 2009

Tears of Joy

On Monday, Rachel had her dye test. We waited all day to find out the results and we didn't get them. We did find out the her VSD had closed and heart issues were no longer on the table. Huge sigh of relief there.

This morning I called the NICU to see if we could find out the results. The nurse told me she would have to have a doctor call to talk to us about it and took our phone number. Normally if a doctor has to talk to you about an issue, it's never a good thing. I waited for 2 hours feeling like my heart was going to beat out of my chest before I called them back to check again since the doctor hadn't yet called us. The nurse on the phone said that Rachel was good and was being fed Pedialyte! I still wanted to make sure I was hearing her right and asked "so the dye test went ok?" and the nurse said "yes!" Tears of joy started streaming down my face. Stephen walked in on the phone call and thought I was crying because something bad happened. I hung up the phone and told him the good news and we both were just so excited and relieved.

We got to the hospital today ready to feed Rachel. The nurse had already tried once and Rachel didn't like it. Apparently Pedialyte tastes like dirt and no one likes it. Why they give a baby food that tastes like dirt I have no idea. Don't you think they would make it tasty so the baby would want to eat it? Anyway, the one tube she had in her nose to her stomach is gone but she now has a tube in her nose to her stomach to help give her food if she refuses to eat through her mouth. We tried to feed her again and we were able to get her to take 5 cc's of the stuff before she refused to eat anymore. So the nurse shot the other 5 cc's through the tube. Other than that, she was a goofy little girl today. She was squirming around like crazy and making it hard for us to dress her and change her diaper. But, I will take on that challenge with a smile. :)


  1. I laughed. I cried. :D

  2. That's awesome Maggie! it's always great to hear about little Rachel! ;)

  3. We are so happy that your family had a joyful day! It won't be long before you bring Rachel home..we can't wait for that day.
    Lori and Jerry

  4. So glad to hear the good news!


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